The Correction Floor by Robert Scott-Norton

Scott-Norton creates a ghost story where the doubt doesn’t stop seeping in after the balance of probability has firmly tipped to the paranormal, and where no one is safe from permanent harm. Seth grew up next to Ravenmeols Hospital, former asylum then children’s home, closed after the discovery of a Satanic cult within the staff. … Continue reading The Correction Floor by Robert Scott-Norton

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Fractured Skies by Stephanie Flint & Isaac Flint

The Flints mix the ethics of regime change, magic, future technology, and teenage angst to create a tale that is both an extravaganza of fantastical events and a nuanced exploration of moral choice. This novel is the second in the Distant Horizons series, and includes events that happen at the same time as the Glitch … Continue reading Fractured Skies by Stephanie Flint & Isaac Flint

Spirits of a Glitch by Stephanie Flint & Isaac Flint

The Flints mix telepathy with a tale of an innocent caught up in politics to provide a powerful depiction of post-human paranoia. This is the third volume in the Glitch trilogy. Spoilers off the port bow! Following his success at removing glitches from the Legion Spore, Tim Zatsev is tasked with doing the same for … Continue reading Spirits of a Glitch by Stephanie Flint & Isaac Flint

Angel Descended by Matthew S. Cox

Cox seamlessly fuses nuanced cyberpunk with magic-in-all-but-name to produce a novel that is both a character-driven thriller and a dramatic spectacular. This novel concludes Cox’s The Awakened series. Risk of spoilers ahead. Despite his failure to recruit all the Awakened to his cause, Archon is close to achieving his dream of an off-world colony for … Continue reading Angel Descended by Matthew S. Cox

Ghost of a Memory by Stephanie Flint & Isaac Flint

Neither shying away from the visceral horror of reshaping humans into machines nor descending into shock and gore for the sake of it, the Flints create a tale that will appeal both to fans of young adult dystopia and those seeking a more complex tale than youthful hero against decadent regime. This novella is the … Continue reading Ghost of a Memory by Stephanie Flint & Isaac Flint

The Tchaikovsky Finale by Darin Kennedy

Kennedy turns his mix of symbolism and realism on two works of Tchaikovsky, creating a tale filled with bleak situations, looming threats, and flawed protagonists but also strange beauty. This novel is the third in the Fugue & Fable series. Beyond this point, dance spoilers. Following Mira Tejedor’s second psychic battle with the devious Madame … Continue reading The Tchaikovsky Finale by Darin Kennedy

The Stravinsky Intrigue by Darin Kennedy

Kennedy fuses the archetypical symbolism of Stravinsky’s music with the individuality of modern life to create a tale of psychological exploration that is neither lacking in mystery nor overwhelmed with obscure metaphor. This novel is the second volume in the Fugue & Fable trilogy. As such, this review might contain some spoilers for The Mussorgsky … Continue reading The Stravinsky Intrigue by Darin Kennedy

The Mussorgsky Riddle by Darin Kennedy

Filled with the looming horror, comedy, hope, gritty images, and soaring possibilities of its inspiration, Kennedy has created a novel that encompasses several genres without sacrificing the depth of any. Mira Tejedor makes her career as a psychic, finding people and objects when others can’t. Compared to the harrowing images of a kidnapping case, the … Continue reading The Mussorgsky Riddle by Darin Kennedy